VANMOOF ELEC­TRI­FIED S

Elec­tric bi­cy­cles aren’t typ­i­cally the sex­i­est things on the road – but that’s all set to change, thanks to Am­s­ter­dam-based Vanmoof and its Elec­tri­fied S. If there’s one thing the Dutch do well, it’s bikes, and they’ve nailed it here – the Elec­tri­fied S i

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Look­ing at the bike, you might be in­clined to disagree with us – it’s just a bit of fancy scaf­fold­ing with some wheels at­tached, af­ter all? But there’s more here than meets the eye. Firstly, ev­ery bit of tech is neatly in­te­grated within the frame – so that’s the lights, battery, charg­ing con­nec­tor, LED touch­pad and – get this – built-in chain lock; and it’s all con­trolled wire­lessly by the smart­phone app. Us­ing your mo­bile’s screen, you can tap to un­lock the bike; or, if some­one pinches it, you can ac­ti­vate the GSM-pow­ered tracking fea­ture. The power as­sis­tance is good, too – the 250W mo­tor pro­pels you to 32km/h (lim­ited to 25km/h in Aus­tralia – boo!) with four dif­fer­ent power modes, and you get about 120 kilo­me­tres of range, which is pretty sweet. Head on over to Vanmoof’s site, pre-or­der your fave and choose from one of three smart colours. Price $4,459 Avail­able June 2016 URL vanmoof.com

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